Sweet Onion Dressing 

Have you guys tried those Kale and Brussels Salad kits with the cranberries and pepita seeds? Well my husband and son are addicted! Then one of my clients asked for a yummy dressing to go with her meals so I made a much healthier version of this dressing! 

Sweet Onion Dressing

1/2 red onion

3 green onions, whites & greens 

1/2 cup olive or avocado oil 

8 tablespoons maple syrup 

6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 

1 teaspoon mustard powder 

1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 

1 tablespoon poppy seeds 

  • Put everything but the poppyseeds in vitamix or blendtec. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Place dressing in mason jar, add the poppyseeds and cover with lid. 
  • Shake well and refrigerate. 
  • Use in salads, dip veggies in it or smoother on sandwiches. 



Brussels & Bacon 

Just two amazing ingredients ! Just two !!!!  I can eat this everyday! I feel silly blogging this recipe because it is so incredibly simple but I am sharing it by request of a dear friend! So here you go Nicole Riggle!!! 

1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts, sliced thin 

4-5 slices bacon, I used thick cut Applewood Bacon, chopped 

  • Slice your Brussels Sprouts nice and thin. 
  • Heat a large skillet and add the bacon.
  • Cook the bacon until just before “crispy”. 
  • Do not remove the fat!!!! 
  • Add the Brussels and cook on high until nice and wilted and they start to caramelize.  Serve nice and hot with pretty much anything 😉 


Balsamic Braised Short Ribs 

Who doesn’t love short ribs?  They are stupid good! Meaty, moist, succulent and just the right amount of fat.  This is a throw in the crockpot before you go to work kind of meal.  This dish feels like a hug from the inside out, comfort on a plate. 

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs 

2-3 pounds short ribs

1 white onion, thinly sliced 

6 garlic cloves, crushed 

2 cups chicken or beef stock 

1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 

4 tablespoons Tamari, Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos 

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon oregano 

1 tablespoon sea salt 

1/2 teaspoon fresh crushed pepper 

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 

  • Whisk all ingredients but short ribs in bowl.  
  • Place short ribs in crock pot and pour liquid mixture over the top. 
  • Set for 6 hours.